Australian news, and some related international items

Western Australian govt’s Aboriginal land grab opposed by Greens

Greens slam compulsory WA land grab, Sydney Morning Herald, October 14, 2010 AAP Australian Greens leader Bob Brown has slammed West Australian Premier Colin Barnett’s decision to compulsorily acquire land in the Kimberley for a gas hub
Senator Brown on Wednesday toured James Price Point, the site chosen for the $30 billion Woodside Petroleum-led project, 60km north of Broome.

The Greens leader told a public meeting that night in Broome he would work hard to put the issue on the national agenda……Greens slam compulsory WA land grab

October 15, 2010 Posted by | politics, uranium, Western Australia | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pacific radiation survivors lobbying U.S. Congress for compensation

The program would make those suffering from illnesses resulting from radiation exposure eligible for compensation and medical care. “Guam did receive measurable fallout from atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons in the Pacific

Pacific radiation survivors to hold meeting Sunday Pacific Daily News • • October 15, 2010  Continue reading

October 15, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

ERA’s uranium profit fell 82% !

ERA in July reported an 82% plunge in first-half net profit to 22.7 million Australian dollars (about US$22.4 million), largely thanks to the lower ore grades.

Uranium Miner Expects Profit Hit –, By ROSS KELLY, 14 Oct 10, SYDNEY—Energy Resources of Australia Ltd., the uranium arm of mining giant Rio Tinto, on Wednesday downgraded its annual production guidance for the second time this year, ….The production shortfall means ERA will have to cover some supply requirements with purchases, further eroding its earnings. Continue reading

October 15, 2010 Posted by | business, Northern Territory, uranium | , , , | Leave a comment

NASA astronaut warns on radiation, opposes monkey testing

Radiation is the single biggest threat to the health of astronauts.

Space Station Living, Radiation and Monkeys Former NASA astronaut Leroy Chaio discusses his personal space radiation experiences and why monkeys shouldn’t be our guinea pigs. Discovery, Oct 14, 2010 Continue reading

October 15, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment